BEFORE this commentary delves any further, let’s be inordinately clear: this blog has proven (too many times to enumerate) that the cesspool which passes for American academia, as well as its western counterparts, is beyond the pale.
UC Berkeley Prof Hatem Bazian, a virulent & violent anti-semite, leading the graduation processional at (pro terror/anti-American) Zaytuna Islamic College of California
As such, it has been documented, time and again, aside from radical left indoctrination passing for academic scholarship, Islamists are deeply embedded into American (western) campuses. This is precisely why Shariah law “colleges” are an out-sized danger, as they become another spear in an arsenal to destroy America. But until we get to the heart of the matter, it is incumbent to recall their destructive and implanted force within America’s campuses.
Indeed, the following is a sampling of the inherent dangers emanating from a VERY entrenched Islamic presence on America’s (western) campuses, be they focused from Islamic-infused students or associated profs:
As Boston’s jihad recedes into the public’s “distant” memory-hole (never mind 9/11/01 and its “band of student” jihadists, several of whom posed as students, yet never attended classes…hmm) we must never forget the parts played by jihadi college students in Beantown; yes, a mecca and microcosm for foreign terror, where Islamic-inspired students are at its epicenter!
And not to nitpick even further, but who can forget – not this American-Israeli – the blood curdling threats lobbed at Jewish students at SFSU , specifically, from a student jihadi. Said threats are hardly anomalies within America’s campuses.
Still, perhaps, additional reminders may be necessary to jog some memories – or not: “Palestinian student” exhorted to murder Jews and Israelis, not once but twice! School admins and law enforcement hardly batted an eye. Why??
In this regard, how secure should ALL Americans (westerners) feel, realizing that full-throttle jihadi incubators are ensconced as Islamic “colleges”? Shiver us all timbers.
Okey dokey, let’s segue over to Bayan Claremont, housed in – you guessed – Southern California’s Claremont area. How lovely. But aside from the sunny locale, there are some tidbits which must be revealed: yes, Americans should be afraid. Very afraid. And don’t get taken in by their multi-culti, inter-faith associations. They ain’t worth a damn, other than to disarm the public. Literally.
As an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and its quest for global domination – with America being its chief prize – there is little which flies past this investigative journalist. Hence, the warnings. It is what it is. Don’t blame the messenger!
So to get from there to here, firstly, absorb the following:
Bayan Claremont educates men and women as Islamic religious leaders, scholars and educators, within a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, graduate institution through graduate-level degree programs and advanced studies within the field of Islamic education. These programs and studies are to be non-sectarian in nature and are open to students from other religious traditions as well. Bayan Claremont, founded by the Islamic Center of Southern California, currently operates as a division of the Claremont School of Theology. Bayan is part of an interreligious consortium involving several partner institutions.
Now that we are feeling so warm and fuzzy – steeped in the (mental) glowing warmth that America’s “pluralism” is operating so well – consider the fact that Bayan Claremont’s founder IS the mobbed up Brotherhood Islamic Center of So. Cal…where to begin…oh joy…and not even 3 degrees separated from terror:
A supporter of the radical and violent form of Islam known as Wahhabism, Maher Hathout is a founder and director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a Los Angeles-based Islamic advocacy group that defends Muslim extremist violence. MPAC has condemned the anti-terrorism measures of both the U.S. and Israel, and has called for a repeal of the Patriot Act. Hathout is also a spokesman for the Islamic Center of Southern California.
Hathout characterizes Palestinian suicide bombing attacks against Israelis as the very understandable “bitter result of the reckless policy of [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon.” He has also supported attacks by the terrorist group Hezbollah, whose members he characterizes as “freedom fighters.” He has called Israel a land of “butchers” who have set up an oppressive system of “racist apartheid.” He condemned the 1998 strike ordered by President Bill Clinton against Sudan and Afghanistan in retaliation for the terrorist bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In Hathout’s view, the U.S. response was “illegal, immoral, inhuman, unacceptable, stupid, and un-American.”
Maher Hathout co-founded the Islamic Center of Southern California with his brother, Hassan. The Islamic Center of Southern California is MPAC’s sister organization and publishes MPAC’s publication, The Minaret, which has identified Maher Hathout as “a close disciple of the late [Muslim Brotherhood founder] Hassan al-Banna of Egypt.” A March 1998 Minaret article titled, “In Appreciation of Dr. Hassan Hathout,” also details Hassan’s ties to al-Banna: “… Hassan Hathout was a companion of Hassan al-Banna…Hassan Hathout would speak of al-Banna with such love and adoration; he would speak of a relationship not guided by politics or law but by a basic sense of human decency.” In 1997, Hathout delivered an address at the State Department on emerging Islamic trends, in ehich he lauded Hassan Turabi, prominent Muslim Brotherhood member, as a reformer. Hasan al-Turabi was the head of the National Islamic Front, which the U.S. government has condemned for supporting terrorism, launching a genocidal war in southern Sudan, and for continued human rights violations. Turabi also gave Osama bin Laden sanctuary in Sudan. As part of his plan to turn the country into a global militant Islamist base, Hassan Turabi invited Bin Laden to Sudan in 1991. The two, bounded by a personal friendship and shared ideology, began a close financial and military cooperation that lasted until Bin Laden left Sudan in 1996.
Dear readers, the dots are more than clearly connected….but there is more. Enter: Zaytuna College!
Situated in radical lefty, jihadi-friendly Berkeley, CA, its co-founders are so steeped in jihadi links they are inseparable. Pigs to shit. Introducing,
and his profile is self explanatory – or it should be. But do ignore his jibber jabber, as he straddles both sides (indicated within the link). Yes, this is par for the course for taqiyya-laden tactics:
Two days before 9/11, Yusuf spoke at a fundraiser for Jamil al-Amin, then on trial for murdering a sheriff’s deputy in Fulton County, Ga. Al-Amin was framed, Yusuf argued, in order to “silence” him. Al-Amin “is a dangerous man. It’s a dangerous man who will speak the truth.”
Al-Amin was convicted of murder the following year. At the fundraiser though, Yusuf seemed to suggest that America’s “institutionalized racism” was linked with Brown’s plight. “We can’t buy the stale rhetoric of human rights because we have not seen the proof of it,” he said.
At the same fundraiser, he also said that Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted in a conspiracy to bomb New York landmarks in the 1990s, was unjustly tried. Citing former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Yusuf claimed that the “Blind Sheikh’s” conviction went “against any standards of justice in any legal system on this earth, and now he sits in a jail because it was already a foregone conclusion.” Abdel-Rahman is serving a sentence of life plus 65 years for crimes that include conspiring to murder former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and plotting to bomb the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, the New York FBI headquarters, various military installations and the United Nations building.
Unlike Zaid Shakir, his colleague at Zaytuna College, Yusuf readily acknowledges that the 9/11 attacks were the work of Islamic extremists. Shakir says there are “glaring weaknesses and inconsistencies in the official narrative” about 9/11 and allows his writings to be republished by a website devoted to 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Within a week of the attacks, however, Yusuf told the San Jose Mercury News that it was shocking to him that there are “any Muslims – no matter how statistically insignificant their numbers – who consider these acts to be religious acts … And therefore we as Muslims have to ask the question, ‘How is it that our religious leadership has failed to reach these people with the true message of Islam?’ Because the acts of these criminals have indicted an entire religion in the hearts and minds of millions. These people are so bankrupt that all they have to offer is destruction.”
One of his partners at Zaytuna is Zaid Shakir, a Muslim convert, born Ricky Mitchell. What a fella, just another guy from the ‘hood. A real homie. Not so fast.
This is the true Shakir, an Islamist to his core.
Shakir’s video appearance sets up a striking contrast in message. He says that “Islam teaches a balance in all of our affairs, so it’s not a religion that’s amenable to extremism.” Yet in a 1993 article entitled “Muslim Involvement in the American Political Process,” Shakir explained that Islam presents an “absolutist political agenda:”
“The relevant point for Muslims is that Islam presents an absolutist political agenda, or one which doesn’t lend itself to compromise, nor to coalition building. The Islamic world view presents the world as a place where there is a struggle between forces which are diametrically opposed to each other … Truth opposes falsehood. Allah’s true din challenges the false beliefs and systems innovated by man. The Qur’an gives no indication that a compromise is possible between these forces.”
In a December 2004 speech in Toronto, Shakir seemed to warn America that it must change or face God’s wrath:
“Allah doesn’t love oppressors. And less so here, but here it’s relevant, but more so in my country in the United States. We have a responsibility to warn those in power. And that’s Jihad. If you talk about jihad [Arabic] – the best jihad is a word of truth in the face of a tyrannical ruler. That if you don’t stop this oppression, if you don’t stop murdering people unnecessarily, if you don’t stop erasing cities like Fallujah off the face of the earth, if you don’t stop contaminating lands for the rest of possible life on this earth, with depleted uranium. This is a sinister, backdoor use of atomic weapons … And if these wrongs and many others aren’t corrected you don’t have to worry about al Qaeda … You have to worry about Allah.”
Despite evidence that a cell of Muslim radicals carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, killing six people, Shakir argues that the accused conspirators were set up:
“Considering the available information, it is the view of some observers, that the WTC bombing was undertaken by Zionist forces to give proof to their allegations concerning the magnitude of ‘Islamic fundamentalist’ terrorism, and as a pretext to intensify their anti-Islamic propaganda campaign in the US media.
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“The recent bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC), has produced anti-Islamic elements in this country and an opportunity to launch a vicious propaganda campaign against Islam and Muslims. This campaign has been so calculating that one immediately suspects it could not have arisen accidentally.”
This theory appeared in the June/July 1993 issue of Inquiry, a magazine published by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative Sami Al-Arian. The magazine frequently featured reports about the PIJ and other radicals.
During a 2005 sermon, “Jihad: Just War or Unjust Violence,” Shakir argued that Hizballah’s 1983 truck bombing of U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon as part of a peacekeeping force was not an act of terrorism:
“On the other hand, the bombing of Hizballah, Hizballah’s bombing of the marine barracks in 1984 (sic) is viewed as one of the greatest acts of terrorism directed against Americans, until Oklahoma City, in history. But if we step back, who was targeted? Civilians? No, military personnel in a military installation in a war zone. And it’s interesting to ask a question: If Hizballah owned a bomber, which they don’t, and flew overhead and bombed the barracks, would it be described as terrorism.”
Shakir invokes the Quran to criticize America’s secular political system. In an article about Muslim involvement in the political process, Shakir cited Quranic verses (Al-Qur’an 5:44 and 5:47) to the effect that, “Whoever Rules (Judges) by Other than What Allah has Revealed They are Nonbelievers…Oppressors… Transgressors,” specifically regarding Christians and Jews:
“As the Christians and Jews of this country have rejected the divine law and created their own secular system of rule, the legal and political system of America is sinful and constitutes open rebellion against Allah. For a Muslim to join with the Jews and Christians in this system is to join them in their rebellion against Allah. Allah explicitly orders against this.”
Oh my, we can’t leave out another key member of Zaytuna, a “Palestinian” Islamist who has been featured within these pages. He is a virulent and violent anti-Semite. He is a co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine – a jihadi terror group – which is a fully ensconced student org! Again:
Hatem Bazian—a senior lecturer in the department of Near Eastern studies, director of the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California, Berkeley, and aregular at Sabeel conferences and other “interfaith” events—led the workshop titled “American Muslims and the Palestinian struggle for liberation.” It focused on the alleged connection between “Islamophobia,” counterterrorism, and the pro-Israel movement.
We have a total of 4,300 cases; ninety percent are Palestinian [and] regarding ‘material support for terrorism.’ . . . Right now we are in the middle of planning another appeal on the Holy Land Foundation case, which already has cost us $5 million.
Alas, for some budding jihadists, sunny CA may be too freewheeling to suit their tastes. Don’t snicker. But have no fear, the Windy City is available too.
The American (just like apple pie) Islamic College can be found in Chicago. Go figure. How fortuitous. Indeed, Chicago is ripe for their picking. But don’t get distracted, this “college” is stacked with unsavory Islamists, to say the least. However, it is also cloaked in (better garbed) “inter-faith” cover. Ignore their promotional jive talking literature which is cited in the above link.
Despite this, that, and the other, many will attempt to fatuously suggest: why is it okay for Christians and Jews (and other religions) to have their own colleges, but Muslims are deemed suspect, that is, if they do the same?
Still yet, the real questions are verboten, and therein lies the national danger: when was the last time, even the first, that Christian and Jewish colleges taught jihad against America? When did they ever employ faculty members associated with KNOWN terror orgs, those which have sworn to destroy America? And, are Christian and Jewish doctrines, unlike Islam, underpinned by Shariah Law, Allah-bent on destroying America and the west?
School’s out – for now.